Stories tagged: workers
Wed., Sept. 14, 2016, 3:42 p.m.
About 4 million Americans gained health insurance last year, decreasing the nation’s uninsured rate to 9.1 percent, the lowest level since before the Great Recession, according to new federal figures.
Wed., Sept. 14, 2016, 3:39 p.m.
Out-of-pocket costs that insured employees pay for a doctor’s visit or an operation in the U.S. keep on climbing.
Wed., Sept. 14, 2016, 12:46 p.m.
It’s not even officially fall yet, but delivery companies and retailers are making their hiring lists for the holiday season.
Wed., Sept. 7, 2016, 9:57 a.m.
American employers advertised a record number of open jobs in July, a sign hiring may stay healthy despite a slowdown last month.
Mon., Sept. 5, 2016, 12:28 p.m.
Truckers, farmers, dockers and merchants angry at the disruption caused by thousands of migrants in their midst in the northern French city of Calais blocked the main access route to …
Sun., Sept. 4, 2016, 6:56 a.m.
A Benton City man will spend 30 years in federal prison for forcing two girls to have sex with customers at migrant labor camps and motels and keeping the earnings …
Tue., Aug. 30, 2016, 1:51 p.m.
Seattle leaders have proposed new rules for retail and food-service businesses with hourly employees, including requiring them to schedule shifts two weeks in advance and compensate workers for some last-minute …
Sat., Aug. 27, 2016, 7:56 p.m.
A fire swept through a Moscow printing plant warehouse on Saturday, killing 17 migrant workers from Kyrgyzstan, Russia’s emergency services said. A representative of the Kyrgyz community said the victims …
Tue., Aug. 23, 2016, 3:28 p.m.
In a major decision that opens the door for graduate students across the country to unionize, the National Labor Relations Board ruled Tuesday that grad students who work as teaching …
Tue., Aug. 9, 2016, 3:02 p.m.
Under a sweeping new scheduling law being considered by the city of Seattle, large retailers and many food-service companies with more than 500 employees would be required to give their …
Thu., Aug. 4, 2016, 10:43 a.m.
Two more Hanford Nuclear Reservation workers have received medical evaluations for possible exposure to chemical vapors after reporting a suspicious odor.
Tue., Aug. 2, 2016, 1:58 p.m.
Kennametal, a Pittsburgh-based industrial tool maker that Monday reported a loss for the second consecutive year, is cutting 1,000 jobs, or about 8 percent of its global workforce as part …
Thu., July 21, 2016, 10:59 a.m.
Washington’s attorney general on Thursday asked a federal judge to immediately take steps to protect Hanford Nuclear Reservation workers from exposure to chemical vapors.
Wed., July 13, 2016, 9:54 a.m.
Even while workers on the Hanford Nuclear Reservation are engaged in a job action to protest getting sick from chemical vapors, two more employees reported possible exposure to the vapors.
Fri., July 8, 2016, 10:48 a.m.
Employers shook off two months of weak hiring by adding 287,000 jobs in June, a robust pace that suggests a resilient U.S. economy recovering from a slump early in the …
Fri., July 8, 2016, 10:27 a.m.
The contractor that operates radioactive waste storage tanks at the Hanford Nuclear Reservation is proposing some reforms after dozens of workers reported becoming sick from chemical vapors associated with the …
Wed., July 6, 2016, 9:41 a.m.
U.S. services firms expanded last month at the fastest pace since November, good news for the U.S. economy.
Mon., July 4, 2016, 1:31 p.m.
Striking Atlantic City casino workers are using the Fourth of July holiday to highlight their struggle against billionaire Carl Icahn, who owns the Trump Taj Mahal casino.
Mon., June 20, 2016, 1:18 p.m.
The Supreme Court says the Labor Department must do a better job of explaining why it is changing a longstanding policy on whether certain workers deserve overtime pay.
Mon., May 30, 2016, 3:25 p.m.
The Missouri River is slowly resuming its role as a transportation corridor for commodities such as grain, scrap metal and fertilizer, but proponents of the barge industry acknowledge they’re still …
Mon., May 30, 2016, 9:56 a.m.
Nearly 40,000 striking Verizon employees will return to work Wednesday after reaching a tentative contract agreement that includes 1,300 new call center jobs and nearly 11 percent in raises over …
Sat., May 28, 2016, 12:04 p.m.
A cleanup contractor says radioactive material contaminated the skin and clothing of three workers during an incident earlier this month at a U.S. Department of Energy site in the Idaho …
Fri., May 27, 2016, 11:42 a.m.
Striking Verizon employees may be back to work next week after the company and its unions reached an agreement in principle for a four-year contract.
Thu., May 26, 2016, 4:55 p.m.
Volley after volley of tear gas poisoned the Paris air Thursday, as authorities struggled against nationwide strikes and a groundswell of public anger at a high-stakes government attempt to change …
Thu., May 26, 2016, 3:39 p.m.
McDonald’s, under intense pressure in a competitive industry, sought to reassure its shareholders Thursday that it is making changes to its food and service that customers want.
Thu., May 26, 2016, 12:47 p.m.
A sharply divided Arkansas Supreme Court on Thursday said a baby food manufacturer must pay more than $3 million to workers for the time they spent dressing and undressing into …
Fri., May 20, 2016, 6:15 p.m.
Time off from work to care for a child or relative is codified in federal law. Now, an overwhelming majority of Americans 40 and older want that time away from …
Thu., May 19, 2016, 1:45 p.m.
The number of people seeking U.S. jobless aid fell sharply last week, partially reversing two weeks of big gains that had raised concerns about rising layoffs.
Thu., May 12, 2016, 4:41 p.m.
A report from international advocacy group Oxfam says poultry workers in the United States labor in a “climate of fear,” with some forced to wear diapers on the job.
Thu., May 12, 2016, 1:20 p.m.
The number of Americans applying for unemployment benefits rose last week to the highest level since February 2015, more sobering news for the labor market after a disappointing April jobs …